“Be our guest.”
In selected theaters today, Beauty and the Beast is coming back to the big screen for a limited time! I have one really special memory about this classic movie. When I was younger and my family was living on Long Island, NY, I had called my mother from my friend’s house and asked her if I could spend the night. She said no, and that I had to come home because my father was going to be home from work in Manhattan. While we were living in New York, my father took the train every morning to the city to work all day and then went to school at NYU at night before taking the train back home so seeing him was a big deal. I reluctantly went home and my dad was there with the new Beauty and the Beast video! He and my mom had planned a surprise for my sister and I and we were so excited!
So that is my favorite Beauty and the Beast memory. I am so excited to go see it tomorrow in 3D. I have seen Chicken Little and The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney 3D but that was a long time ago when I was in college! I am really looking forward to reliving a beloved part of my childhood.
Here is the trailer and below that, the movie description is below that for anyone who is not familiar with this family classic.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ magical classic “Beauty and the Beast” returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O’Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who’s taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff–a teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, among others–and ultimately learns to see beneath the Beast’s exterior to discover the heart and soul of a prince.
Featuring unforgettable music by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and an enormously talented vocal ensemble, “Beauty and the Beast” was the first animated feature to receive a Best Picture nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“If it’s not baroque, don’t fix it!”
~Cogsworth the Clock